Wednesday, April 27, 2022

The Card Concept #174 {How Does Your Garden Grow}

         Welcome to The Card Concept !

For those of you who are new to our challenge, every two weeks we will post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join us by creating a card for our challenge gallery.  

Just a reminder, our inspiration photo is exactly that- a starting point for inspiration. Will it be the colors, the overall theme, the texture, the actual items and/or something else that will inspire your card? 

Choose a design style (or combine styles), create a card, and in your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose and don't forget to display our inspiration photo and link back to our challenge :-)

At the end of the challenge, our Design Team will choose one Main Winner and at least three Honorable Mentions.  We will announce the winners here on our challenge blog, as well as our Facebook page and our new Pinterest board.  

Again, as we mentioned above, please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.  We want you to have fun with our inspiration!

So come and join us!  We'd love for you to try your hand at a brand new style of card making or feel free to work in your comfort zone.  It is totally up to you!

In case you missed the link above, the styles are explained HERE.

Now for our Design Team's inspiration: 

Esther's Inspiration:  I inspired by the garden 
theme to create this Mixed Media card.

Kerry's Inspiration: Birds in the garden 
were the inspiration for my 
Mixed Media card!

Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the flowers, 
colors and  textures to create a vintage style
 Mixed Media card!

Michele's Inspiration: My Freestyle Collage card was inspired 
by the colors, the flowers, and the desire to protect 
the Earth,  as we think about Earth Day this year!

Karen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the beautiful
 flowers  and colors to create my 
FreeStyle Collage Card!

Karen's Inspiration: My primary inspirations were
the lovely colors, all the flowers, and the garden 
theme when creating my  Shabby "Chic" and Vintage/ 
Mixed Media style card.

Nancy's Inspiration:  Flowers, colors and the warmth
 of spring, all inspired my Clean and Layered card.

LeAnne's Inspiration: My inspiration came from the garden
 of flowers as well as the colors in the palette, to create my 
Clean and Layered card.

Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the beautiful flowers
 to create my Clean & Layered style card!

Kim's Inspiration:  I picked the flowers in that beautiful 
garden and created a Clean and Layered bouquet! 
 I was inspired by the delicate flowers and the beautiful colors.

Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the garden theme.  
I created a Mixed Media Collage Styled card. 

The Card Concept Guidelines:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration photo to create a card- no back linking.

2.  Use one of the challenge styles to create a card (or if you prefer, combine a few styles).

3.  Explain in a post which style or combination of styles you used and what inspired you from our photo. 
4.  Link your post using the linky tool (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog) and please display our inspiration photo in your blog post.  

5. We do not mind if you combine our challenge with others, but please do not combine ours with another inspiration challenge.  
6.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the gallery.  Everyone loves comments!

The deadline to participate will be  
Monday, May 9th at 12:00 pm EST.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

If you would like to be included in our entries for possible Winner or Honorable Mention, please make sure you include our inspiration photo in your blog post, direct link to our challenge site and, if possible, explain how you were inspired by our challenge.  Thanks again for playing along with us!

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